Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Review for Behind the lens by Heather Dahlgren

Title: Behind the Lens
Series: The Sexy Series # 1
Author: Heather Dahlgren


The only thing Kallie Gregory ever wanted to do was take photos. She’s been doing it for as long as she can remember. Having succeeded in becoming an up and coming photographer, she is living her dream daily. She’s not willing to risk anything to ruin what she’s built.
Jax Burke has been living his dream. He’s one of the most sought after male models with his sexy look, muscular body and brilliant tattoos that are becoming increasingly more recognizable. He has no problem getting anything that he wants, including the ladies.
When Kallie and Jax meet there’s an instant connection. They become fast friends and spend the majority of their time together, both realizing how much they have in common with their dreams and goals. The closer they get to each other, the stronger their attraction becomes.
Only problem is, Jax is willing to risk it all for a chance at love, but Kallie is not.
Is it possible for Jax to convince Kallie to see what is behind the lens?


“It was one hell of a shoot today.”  I close the door and lean on it, copying his position.
“Thank you.  I couldn’t have been happier with the way things went.”  I look at him and he smiles.  “Well, minus the Melanie incident.  Again, I’m so sorry about that.  Nothing like that has ever happened with any of my models before.  I hope that doesn’t deter you from working with me in the future.”  He laughs, and I find myself joining him.
“Kallie, believe me, a little cock grabbing isn’t going to keep me from working with you.  I am looking forward to the next time.  You are definitely one of the most intriguing photographers I’ve ever worked with.”  The compliment feels amazing, especially coming from him.  He’s worked with some of the biggest photographers I know
“This is my life, everything I’ve ever wanted.  So when you say something like that, it truly is a huge compliment.  Thank you.”  He is searching my face, for what, I have no idea.  I blink and look away though because it’s feeling too intimate.  “I really need to get going.  I have plans tomorrow, so I need to get these photos uploaded tonight.”  He pushes off the Jeep and stands in front of me.  Not as close as earlier, but too close none the less.
“What plans do you have tomorrow?  Dinner with your boyfriend?”  I can’t help but burst out laughing.  It catches me completely off guard.  He rises his eyebrows and gives me that smirk.
“Shit I’m sorry.  No, no dinner plans with the boyfriend.  No boyfriend.  I have a shoot with my brother and his family.”  He becomes completely serious, searching my face again.  I really wish he’d stop doing that shit.
“Why is it so funny that I’d ask if you have a boyfriend?”  I straighten my back and clear my throat, feeling like I need to defend myself.
“You’re a nosy little shit.  If you must know, most guys are jealous, insecure pricks that can’t handle what I do for a living.  What I do is so much more important than a relationship anyway.  I really need to get home Jax.  Thank you for helping with my bag and for being part of this today.”  I open my Jeep door, and he puts his arm against the truck, trapping me in place.  I have my back turned to him, and I’ve no intention of turning around.  I feel him move closer and my heart pounds in my chest.
“You just haven’t found the right guy, that’s all.  Good night Kallie.”  He doesn’t say another word, and I hear his feet crunching on the rocks as he makes his way to his car.  I never once turn around.  I climb into the truck and slam the door.  The only sound is my heavy breathing and the frantic beating of my heart.

My 4 Star Review 

Reading this book was like my best friend telling a story. I actually put the book down and thought…omg this can totally happen to someone. That is what made me love this book, well that and the characters.
Kallie is this super crazy adorable girl who has a mouth like a sailor and I love it. (Reminds me of my own potty mouth) She is also living out her dream and that is super cool.
Then you have Jax who is the leading man of this story and let me tell you he can be the leading man in my life too. Once you pick up this book and meet will be saying the same thing and or fighting me for him.
Please keep in mind that there are more characters in this story that are just as lovable as Kallie and Jax. Like Kallie's brother...I need him in my life too.
Now if you read my reviews you all know that I am a huge geek and I am always getting something out of the books that I read and yes it happened with this book too. There is a part of this book that had me an emotional girl wreak. I am talking about a certain video. (And that is all I will say to you)
This book pulled at my mini heart-strings...the story made me think about how much I really do care about how and what people think and feel about me. So now I am going to follow in the footsteps of this book and just live and be happy. I mean really if I am happy then that is all that really matters...right?!
Heather Dahlgren you did a fantastic job with this book and please for all that is sparkly please tell me that Jax is real...No wait don't.( He is real in my mind) In all seriousness you are a very talented author and I am sold!! I can't wait for book two!

I am 36 years old.  I am married to my high school sweet heart.  We have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing kids.  I’m a stay at home mom and my kids definitely keep me busy.  I live at the Jersey Shore and love all there is to do here.  I love nature, birds especially.  I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family.
I have always loved to write.  In high school I used to write stories, poems and a lot of love notes!  I absolutely love to read.  I love the way I can get lost in a book and forget about the world around me.  Now that I am writing books, I feel the same way, only it’s my book I’m getting lost in.
As for now, I am loving this journey of becoming an author.  It has been more then I dreamed it would be.
You can always find me online.  I love social media, so please feel free to interact with me.

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